• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • A Gatsby Affair

    A swanky, Great Gatsby-themed fundraiser event.
  • Business Boot Camp

    A small business and nonprofit series.

Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

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Party like Gatsby at our swanky fall fundraising event

A Gatsby Affair Event

Details

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Wagnalls Memorial Library,
150 E Columbus St Lithopolis , 43136 United States
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Description

Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at one glamorous evening where you’ll mix and mingle in “Jay’s Home” while enjoying jazzy music, festive 1920’s cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, Gatsby dressed actors, and more. Arrive wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture to immerse yourself in this fantasy fundraising ...
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Wagnalls Business Boot Camp

Get your small business or nonprofit organization in shape at our Business Boot Camp series. Knowledgeable guest speakers will guide you through topics including marketing, promotional materials, how to get funding, and more. Additional information and ticket info is coming soon!

Date and Info Coming Soon!

  • “Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

  • What's Happening - Community Events

    The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

     
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      • Date
        July 21, 2018
        7:00 pm
      • Event
        The Moral Is
      • Description
        The Moral Is The synopsis - Join television anchors, Opie and Steve as they guide us through many zany short scenes in which both human and animal characters are ...
      • Date
        July 22, 2018
        2:00 pm
      • Event
        The Moral Is
      • Description
        The Moral Is The synopsis - Join television anchors, Opie and Steve as they guide us through many zany short scenes in which both human and animal characters are ...
      • Date
        July 24, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Summer Reading Program
        5.00
      • Description
        Summer Reading program The theme is Summer in the Garden and we will be learning about insects, butterflies, birds, bees and more! Ages 5 to adult.  Sign-ups ...
      • Date
        July 24, 2018
        10:45 am
      • Event
        Kids Coding - Morning Class
      • Description
        Wagnalls Coding Games WEEK THREE: MORE CODING GAMES Enhance your child’s computer knowledge this summer with Kids Code, a weekly progressive program designed for kids ...
      • Date
        July 24, 2018
        6:00 pm
      • Event
        Kids Code - Evening Class
      • Description
        Wagnalls Coding Games WEEK THREE: MORE CODING GAMES Enhance your child’s computer knowledge this summer with Kids Code, a weekly progressive program designed for kids ...
      • Date
        July 24, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Adult Hatha Yoga
      • Description
        Adult Yoga Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical ...
      • Date
        July 25, 2018
        8:00 am
      • Event
        3-D Printer Demo
        $2
      • Description
        3-D Printer Come to one of our demonstrations and print your own 3D model! There is a maximum of 10 spots up for each demonstrations. Please sign up and pay the ...
      • Date
        July 25, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Summer Reading Program
        5.00
      • Description
        The theme is Summer in the Garden and we will be learning about insects, butterflies, birds, bees and more! Ages 5 to adult.  Sign-ups ...